DeMarcus Cousins says there’s no question about it … every single Confederate statue needs to COME DOWN ASAP. With Confederate monuments coming down in Tampa, Baltimore and Virginia … we asked the Pelicans star about rebel statues in New Orleans and in his home state of Alabama. “Take all them motherf*ckers down,” Cousins said … “Take ’em all down.”
When the Golden State Warriors visit the nation’s capital on Feb. 28 to take on the Washington Wizards, superstar Kevin Durant tells ESPN he will not be visiting President Donald Trump at the White House, should the team be invited. “Nah, I won’t do that,” said Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”
He expounded on why he will bypass the White House visit, a ritual for professional teams coming off of championship seasons. “I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” said Durant, who said it wasn’t an organizational decision. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.” The White House has not extended a formal invitation to the Warriors.
Durant believes the President has played a role in the escalation of racial tension and the public rise of white supremacists. “He’s definitely driving it,” Durant said. “I feel ever since he’s got into office, or since he ran for the presidency, our country has been so divided and it’s not a coincidence. When [Barack] Obama was in office, things were looking up. We had so much hope in our communities where I come from because we had a black President, and that was a first.”